This information is provided by the Department of Public Health.
Adults and children who drink one or more sugary drinks a day are more likely to be overweight or obese. Sugary drinks include sodas, fruit drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks, and blended teas and coffees.
Soda is the #1 source of added sugar in American diets today. There are about 17 teaspoons of sugar in every 20-ounce bottle of soda. It's easy to grab a beverage without realizing how many calories we're drinking. But reducing the number of sugary beverages a person drinks can lead to weight loss.
Choose lower-calorie drinks to keep you from drinking lots of calories during the day.
Smart Drink Tips
Smart Drink Tips for Kids
If you give your kids juice, make sure it is 100% fruit juice and limit it to a ½ cup each day.
Think vitamin waters, flavored coffee drinks, smoothies and energy drinks are a smarter choice? While they sound innocent enough, these drinks can contain an alarming amount of calories. Remember to check the Nutrition Facts Label.